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Here—in one single place—you can keep a pulse on the latest that’s happening to advance children’s health care. You’ll see how fundraising dollars are being spent and learn about some of our most recent strides.

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Saving lives through gaming

There’s no doubt that gaming has always been popular—and even more so during the pandemic. But for a young girl named Blayke, it’s become a way to help kids who need it most.

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Beyond the surgical table

Every day, the pediatric surgical team at BC Children’s spends countless hours applying their expertise to accomplish one goal–saving and improving the lives of kids in BC. Find out how they’re going above and beyond to support BC’s kids.

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Turning wine into grateful gifts

On New Year’s Eve in 2017, then two-year-old Ellie’s grandfather noticed a lump under her jaw. This moment soon turned into an eight-month journey at BC Children’s Hospital to treat the rare, cancerous tumour that would nearly claim Ellie’s life. Find out how the grateful family is giving new hope for oncology patient with hard-to-treat cancers.

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One mom’s mission

While Barbara Insley drove to work one morning in the spring of 2009, a woman on the radio suddenly caught her attention. Find out why and what action Barbara was inspired to take.

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Big hearts, small packages

When 10-year-old Jonathan, or “Bear” as he’s often called and his friend Landon Brown, 18, first learned about closed playrooms and limited visitors at BC Children’s Hospital due to the pandemic, their hearts went out to the young patients facing increased isolation, and they took action.

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Q&A with Malcolm Berry

A Q&A with the Foundation’s new President & CEO, Malcolm Berry

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Conquering diabetes

Dr. Francis Lynn, a researcher at the Canucks for Kids Fund Childhood Diabetes Laboratories at BC Children’s, is on a quest to conquer diabetes. Find out how.

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When cancer strikes back

Inspired by generous support from the Michael Cuccione Foundation and the Murray family, researchers at BC Children’s Hospital are determined to find out why twenty per cent of children with cancer relapse or don’t respond to traditional therapies.

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Mental health in a pandemic

BC Children’s investigators Drs. Evelyn Stewart and Hasina Samji are leading an online survey to gauge how kids and adults are affected over time by COVID-19—with focus on the underserved or previously ill.

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A miner with a heart of gold

Through their connection with Mining for Miracles, Brett and Carole Knelson have for years hosted an annual barbeque in support of BC Children’s—that is, until last year when the pandemic hit. Yet even when they had every excuse to stop, Brett and Carole instead used their creativity and grit, and stepped up. Read how their inspiring determination is making a difference for BC kids.

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96,000

kids visit the hospital for specialized pediatric services each year

1,000+

researchers on our campus work tirelessly to discover new treatments

Overcoming remarkable odds

"Blayke may never be able to conquer Turner syndrome fully, but she fights every day to make sure it doesn’t stop her from being her." — Cassandra, Blayke's mom

Blayke's story
BCCH patient, Blayke

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